Oakwood Secondary School seeks applicants for a full-time middle school Humanities teaching position. Humanities is a core academic course that integrates history, social studies, literature, government, current events, research, writing, grammar, and visual literacy while supporting students in developing essential skills. The Humanities teacher will collaborate with other members of the department on implementing curriculum and assessments. Candidates should have experience teaching middle school students in social studies, history, or English as well as expertise designing and implementing reading comprehension and analytical writing curricula. Strong social studies background is preferred. Team planning, teaching through project-based and experiential learning, and collaborating with teachers across disciplines are highlights of the position. Other responsibilities include attending department and faculty meetings, or other meetings as needed for student support.
Bachelor’s degree in English, History or a related Social Science discipline; Master’s degree preferred.
Prior middle school teaching experience required.
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development in both subject matter and methodology.
Please forward your resume and letter of interest to Liz Willis, Academic Dean at Oakwood School – firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Oakwood School is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in our workforce.
About Oakwood School
Oakwood School is a K-12 coeducational day school in North Hollywood, California that opened its doors in 1951. The school has remained faithful to its original mission ever since: to create a diverse educational environment where young people are partners with the adults who teach them and learn from them; where the best means of preparing students for the future is to immerse them in the present; where a healthy learning environment requires joy and humor as well as rigorous intensity; and where students’ intellectual and aesthetic depth – along with their capacity for empathy and moral courage – emerge out of authentic engagement with their teachers, one another, and the world around them.